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4 Chinese Enamelled Silver Lock Pendants Late Qing/Republic


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Asian: Chinese: Metalwork: Pre 1920: Item # 1377547
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This type of necklace with a pendant in the shape of a lock was given to Chinese children, so they would be ‘locked’ to life. 1. Large silver pendant decorated in enamel with two hares. The back with good fortune text. 7,5 x 5 cm. ( wear to the enamel) 2. Lock pendant decorated on both sides with flags and good fortune text. 6,5 x 4,5 cm. ( age wear). With mark. 3. Lock pendant with mythical beasts and floral pattern. The back with good fortune text. 5 x 3,5 cm. 4. Small pendant with floral decoration and text. 4 x 2,5 cm. ( dents and wear). With mark. Total weight 101 gr. Provenance: Dutch private collection.